ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND (PRWEB) May 12, 2012
Patients coming to Shady Grove Radiology for routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans have a new reason to be excited. With a new MAGNETOM® Verio MRI scanner from Siemens, physicians at Shady Grove Radiology can offer some of the most advanced MR imaging services in a magnet that is designed for maximum patient comfort. The MAGNETOM Verio offers excellent image quality, superb diagnostic capabilities, and exceptional patient comfort with a large, patient-friendly 70-cm opening. With one foot of spacious headroom patients won’t feel like they are nose to nose with the top of the magnet. This means the tight confines in older MRIs are a thing of the past.
“We are very excited to bring the MAGNETOM Verio to Shady Grove Radiology. We feel that this system will allow our doctors to have one of the widest ranges of imaging capabilities while being able to cater those services to patients in almost any situation,” said Robert Isaacs, M.D., Medical Director at the High Tech MRI Center.
At 3T, the MAGNETOM Verio boasts the strongest magnet field strength used clinically today and gives Shady Grove Radiology physicians access to many applications, including neurology and functional neurology evaluation, orthopedic and cartilage assessment, and breast, vascular and cardiac imaging. The system’s large 70-cm opening is wide enough to accommodate a diverse array of patients including individuals who have traditionally been hard to image, such as children, those who are obese (up to 550 lbs), the elderly, and those who are claustrophobic.
“The Siemens MAGNETOM Verio gives Shady Grove Radiology, one of the most cutting-edge pieces of MRI equipment on the market today,” said Dr. Isaacs. “With this system, we have a magnet that operates at the highest clinically used field strengths but that allows us to deliver one of the most comfortable imaging experiences to our patients. With the many workflow-enhancing features on the system, we also anticipate that it will enable us to increase the number of patients who can take advantage of valuable imaging services.”
Shady Grove Radiology provides expert answers needed to maintain good health, while giving patients the care, attention, respect and convenience they deserve. We go the extra mile to make them comfortable and answer any questions they may have. We make promptness a priority with fast appointment scheduling, less time in the waiting room and results provided quickly to physicians.
Our team of experienced radiologists offers expertise in all types of diagnostic imaging, including MRI, ultrasound and CT, as well as comprehensive women's imaging services including digital mammography and DEXA bone density testing. Shady Grove Radiology has six convenient locations in nearby Rockville, and Germantown, with evening and weekend appointments available for many procedures.
Denise Kramer, Physicians Liaison